JAM, the John Armitage Memorial, is to run a choral course alongside its JAM on the Marsh festival in the Romney Marsh, Kent.
The festival (11-20 July), curated by Judith Bingham, brings together musicians associated with JAM with the charity’s education work in the area. Performers will include the choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Red Note Ensemble, the Mousai Singers, and singers from five primary schools on the Romney Marsh, who will perform songs from Ex Cathedra’s Singing Playgrounds project.
Participants in the choral course ‘will sing and perform a choral progression through the ages, from Hildegard von Bingen to Judith Bingham via Gibbons, Tallis, Bruckner, Tavener and Gabriel Jackson’, led by Bingham herself and Nicholas Cleobury, choral specialist and former BBC Singers assistant director.
Interested participants should apply through the website before 9 May.
The course promises to be ‘both challenging and rewarding’, with focuses on choral technique, performance skills and vocal technique and health. Sectional rehearsals will be led by the course leaders, professional singers and vocal coaches.
Participants also receive free entry into all JAM on the Marsh festival events.